How has the Centennial Celebration brought Post 223 in Pennsylvania back to where it all started?
By bringing to light posters dating back to that war era.
According to Guy Hayslett, historian of Post 223 in Shippensburg, Pa., and creator of the post’s Centennial Celebration page, “The posters were found in a back office of the post two months ago. When I started the page, I went through the post history and tried to organize it. That is when I came across these posters behind a file cabinet. We have wrapped them in plastic and framed them. They are being stored in an air-controlled safe to preserve them.
“I spoke with the post commander, who has been the commander for the last 14 years. He told me that when the post moved from downtown to the new building in January 2003, he found the posters in a pile that was to be thrown away. He brought them in and put them in the office. As best as he can remember, they were collected by one of the World War I-era post members, but he is not sure of that member’s name.”